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<  Jeremy Lin  ~  Game Thread #35 -- 01/06/2016 - CHA Hornets @ PHX Suns

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:50 am
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with the playoff picture fading with each loss, this is a game the hornets need to win, or drop below .500 .

Hornets face the Suns 9 PM ET @ Talking Stick Resort Arena

Probable starters

Hornets
PG -- Walker
SG -- Lin
SF -- Hairston
PF -- Williams
C -- Zeller

Notable injuries,
Lin (R ankle) PROBABLE

Lamb (R Wrist/Hip Contusion) QUESTIONABLE (game time decision)

Jefferson/MKG/Batum OUT

Suns
PG -- Knight
SG -- Booker
SF -- Tucker
PF -- Leueur
C -- Chandler

Bledsoe -- OUT


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:34 pm
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Lin had a relatively big first half with 13 points. but many times he doesn't duplicate it in the 2nd half. He finished with 15 points and only took 9 shots.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:55 am
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yaominginfohere wrote:
Lin had a relatively big first half with 13 points. but many times he doesn't duplicate it in the 2nd half. He finished with 15 points and only took 9 shots.


Well actually he had a BIG 1Q when he played position 2 alongside Kemba Walker !!! He scored 5/7 FG% for 13 points in 1Q.

But then I guessed he focused more on organizing offense in 2Q, after substituting in, but his team mates wasted tons of his crispy passes; if Hawes, Zeller, Hairston, Lamb had made good of some of his passes, he should have at least 8 to 9 assists in this game.

He resumed playing position 2 in second half, and had little ball control. And Kemba Walker played a bit unusual from his normal self, forced issue too much despite having a pretty cold hand (Walker bricked tons of shots tonight: he needed 24 shot attempts to finish with 25 points and was guilty for a critical turnover towards the end of the game !!!).


The WORST part was PROBABLY the way that Kemba Walker played, Jeremy also ended up with 5 turnovers, that head coach Steve Clifford surprisingly benched Jeremy towards the crucial stretch of 4Q, and eventually Charlotte Hornets lost the game 102 to 111 to Phoenix Sun, and now dropped below 0.5 (17W 18L) !!

And yeah, you're right that he did not take it on himself in offense after the first quarter, and had only 2 shot attempts after his 13-point eruption in 1Q, to end up with just 15 points (6/9 FG% 1/2 3-pointer% 2/4 FT%), 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 turnovers in 29 minutes of play.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:57 am
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BTW, PS The Smoket

I guess you need to come in to re-edit the topic for this thread.

This should be
Game Thread #35 instead of #34!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:01 am
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Some photos of Jeremy in action in this game vs Phoenix Sun.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:06 am
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Jeremy was definitely having issues with turnovers...some of them were pretty awful. Am going to assume that his ankle is still an issue (as the PHX commentators mentioned...btw, they seemed to really like him).

My god, what has happened to Jeremy Lamb? He has been terrible, and he's supposed to be the next James Harden according to directshoot...

Suns were hitting shots at an insane level...sometimes teams get hot that way and are just impossible to beat when they hit shots like that. It's not like the defense was poor...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:38 am
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PhilNYC wrote:

Suns were hitting shots at an insane level...sometimes teams get hot that way and are just impossible to beat when they hit shots like that. It's not like the defense was poor...


Well, Head Coach Steve Clifford thought it was ALL ABOUT POOR EFFORT ON DEFENSE.

This is from the post-game press conference:


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http://www.jlinfans.com/t/topic/2573/6

The Hornets are simply awful defensively right now and their coach made no attempt to sugar-coat that reality post-game.

"Our energy is fine, but we don’t think about defense. We don’t think about defense to start the game. We think about scoring," Clifford assessed.

"I don’t care if it’s the NBA or not, you’re not going to play with the effort they’re giving defensively. You can’t get rung up the way we did like tonight.

"A lot of it is just one-on-one. You don’t have to make a stop, but you have to make it hard (to score) so we can help."

It was obvious Clifford’s comments above applied to Jeremy Lamb. He entered this game with a sore wrist and hip suffered against the Warriors. But Lamb played all of seven minutes – none in the second half – and Clifford said health had nothing to do with the decision not to use Lamb.




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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:47 am
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pryuen wrote:
PhilNYC wrote:

Suns were hitting shots at an insane level...sometimes teams get hot that way and are just impossible to beat when they hit shots like that. It's not like the defense was poor...


Well, Head Coach Steve Clifford thought it was ALL ABOUT POOR EFFORT ON DEFENSE.

This is from the post-game press conference:


Quote:


http://www.jlinfans.com/t/topic/2573/6

The Hornets are simply awful defensively right now and their coach made no attempt to sugar-coat that reality post-game.

"Our energy is fine, but we don’t think about defense. We don’t think about defense to start the game. We think about scoring," Clifford assessed.

"I don’t care if it’s the NBA or not, you’re not going to play with the effort they’re giving defensively. You can’t get rung up the way we did like tonight.

"A lot of it is just one-on-one. You don’t have to make a stop, but you have to make it hard (to score) so we can help."

It was obvious Clifford’s comments above applied to Jeremy Lamb. He entered this game with a sore wrist and hip suffered against the Warriors. But Lamb played all of seven minutes – none in the second half – and Clifford said health had nothing to do with the decision not to use Lamb.




I do think he was saying this to send a message to Lamb, and he also noted that the defensive issues were "to start the game"...but the Suns were hitting some insane shots all game.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:47 am
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The ONLY GOOD NEWS after this match could be it was revealed that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is recovering ahead of schedule, and now cleared for non-contact grills. Let's hope he could rehabilitate and return soon to strengthen the team (and defense) for latter portion of the regular season.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:52 am
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Despite feeling a bit down about his inability to take care of the ball and poor defense of the team, Jeremy nevertheless stayed behind to share his faith and took a group photo with his Phoenix fans after the game.


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